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  • AFGHANISTAN: According to the United Nations, the civilians killed and wounded (almost 1.300 and 2.200, respectively) in Afghanistan in the first six months of the year decline a 13% in comparison to the same time period in 2019, due in part to the reduction of operations by international forces and to a decrease in the number of attacks by ISIL. The report identified anti-government armed groups such as the Taliban and ISIL as the main cause of the casualties, accounting for 58% of the victims.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/harm282-afghan-civilians-killed-2020-200727094607959.html

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  • GERMANY: Two Syrians have been arrested in Germany -in Naumburg, near Leipzig- on suspicion of helping to carry out an execution by an Islamist terrorist group in Syria, part of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization, linked to Al-Qaeda.
  • GERMANY: Authorities have charged a Tajik man accused of forming a cell of the Islamic State in Germany with other Tajik nationals. He led a group plotting attacks in Germany in coordination with Islamic State leaders in Syria and Afghanistan.

SOURCES: ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWSAP NEWS http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/283518

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  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined the need to be aware of the ISIS threat to the region.

SOURCE: TEHRAN TIMES https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/450196/Zarif-says-it-is-necessary-to-be-aware-of-ISIS-threat

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  • Iran is seeking to raise the profile of pro-Iranian militias, called Hashd al-Shaabi, which it seeks to empower the way it does Hezbollah, turning it into a kind of local IRGC in Iraq.

SOURCE: JERUSALEM POST             https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/irans-zarif-arrives-in-iraq-to-pressure-baghdad-to-stay-in-irans-orbit-635567

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  • IRAQ: Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah announced “the full readiness for extensive military action to force the American forces out of the country.” Few month ago Iraqi parliament voted to end the foreign military presence on the country’s lands, following the killing of the late Quds Force commander, Major-General, Qassem Soleimani, in a U.S. drone strike.

SOURCE: GEOPOLITICS NEWS https://geopolitics.news/middle-east/iraqi-hezbollah-announces-readiness-for-military-action-to-expel-us-forces/

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  • IRAN-IRAQ: Iran government reaffirmed Iran’s support for neighboring Iraq in the fight against terrorism.

SOURCE: GEOPOLITICS NEWS   https://geopolitics.news/south-asia/zarif-iran-attaches-importance-to-protection-of-iraqs-sovereignty/

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IRAQ: A new rocket attack targeted the U.S. embassy in Bagdad’s Green Zone, a fortified area that hosts government buildings and foreign missions.

SOURCE: GEOPOLITICAL NEWS https://geopolitics.news/middle-east/new-rocket-attack-targeted-u-s-embassy-in-iraqs-baghdad/


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  • QATAR: The government add four entities and two people to the terrorism list, accused of playing a vital role in transferring funds to support Syria-based ISIS fighters and ISIS leadership in various parts of the world. Among the entities are Al Haram Exchange, Tawasul Company, Al Khalidi Exchange and Nejaat Social Welfare Organization.

SOURCE: THE PENINSULA QATAR https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/16/07/2020/Qatar-puts-four-entities,-two-people-on-terrorism-list